Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest LGBT equality-rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States. According to the HRC, it has more than one million members and supporters. Its current president is Chad Griffin.

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Participants to history: Plaintiffs depart for historic day at Supreme Court

| Tuesday, March 26, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin and plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court challenge to Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, met with reporters earlier this morning, before departing for the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Hillary Clinton announces support for marriage equality

| Monday, March 18, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday announced her support for marriage equality, putting her in line with other potential Democratic presidential candidates on a social issue that is rapidly gaining public approval.

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LGBT advocacy groups hail passage of Colorado civil unions bill

| Tuesday, March 12, 2013
WASHINGTON -- LGBT advocacy groups on Tuesday commended the Colorado General Assembly for passing the Colorado Civil Union Act, which provides gay and straight couples the legal benefits, protections, and responsibilities that are granted to married spouses under Colorado state law.

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NOM President Brian Brown touts honorary degree from non-existent university

| Thursday, March 7, 2013
Brian BrownAP File
National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown is touting an honorary degree he’s received from a non-existent university.

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Where’s the ‘B’ in national LGBTQ organizations?

| Friday, March 1, 2013
Given the overwhelming evidence in the past few years showing that bisexual persons exist in greater numbers than the combined gay male, lesbian and transgender populations, we must ask whether some of the national queer organizations that send out donation requests demanding that we “demand equality for everyone” are themselves paying attention to the particular needs of bisexual folks, not merely as lip service, not just as an afterthought, but in any sort of tangible way. Noting that none of the following 10 national organizations includes the word “bisexual” or even the letter “B” in its name, I called and emailed media representatives of these groups about their bisexual policies and leadership for this report...

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‘Respect for Marriage’ campaign focuses on bipartisan support for gay marriage

| Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Respect for Marriage Coalition on Wednesday launched a national advertising campaign featuring prominent bipartisan leaders – including President Barack Obama, Former Vice President Dick Cheney, Former First Lady Laura Bush, and Former Secretary of Defense Colin Powell – speaking out in support of marriage for gay and lesbian Americans.

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Poll finds growing bipartisan support among voters for marriage equality

| Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The first national, public opinion poll of 2013 on marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples, released Tuesday by the Respect for Marriage Coalition, found that a growing bipartisan majority of registered voters support marriage rights.

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Plan for ‘traditional’ prom backfires as group faces firestorm of criticism

| Monday, February 11, 2013
Diana Medley (via WTWO-TV)
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and activist Dan Savage, founder of the "It Gets Better" project, joined a chorus of LGBT advocates from across the country in condemning a group of students and parents in Sullivan, Ind., who met Sunday to discuss plans for a high school prom that would exclude gay and lesbian students.

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LGBT advocacy groups denounce Boy Scouts’ delay on anti-gay policy

| Wednesday, February 6, 2013
LGBT advocacy groups responded Wednesday to an announcement by the Boy Scouts of America that it would delay until May a decision on whether to end its longstanding policy that prohibits gay scouts and gay and lesbian scout leaders.

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HRC ad calls on Boy Scouts to adopt national non-discrimination policy

| Sunday, February 3, 2013
Two days before an expected vote, the Human Rights Campaign will run a full-page ad in the Dallas Morning News on Monday calling on the leadership at Boy Scouts of America to end its discriminatory policy prohibiting gay people from Scouting and adopt a national non-discrimination standard.

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